Sophomore Tutorial

Please see the ECON 970 Canvas Site for information on Sophomore Tutorials.

The Sophomore Tutorial (ECON 970) applies the tools learned in previous Economic courses and helps students become consumers and producers of economic research. Tutorials are offered on a wide variety of topics, ranging from education to the determinants of stock price fluctuations, from international trade to law and economics, from the role of women in the labor market to antitrust, from game theory to development economics.

All Economic concentrators are required to take ECON 970 and usually do during Sophomore year. At the start of each semester, you must attend the ECON 970 meeting where you can meet all the ECON 970 instructors and receive instructions on how to lottery. If you have any questions, contact Kate St. Cyr at

The prerequisites for ECON 970 are STATS 104 (or equivalent such as STAT 100, 110, or ECON 20) and ECON 1010A/1011A. Many of the tutorials recommend or require prior or concurrent enrollment in econometrics; however, each year we offer a few tutorials that do not have this requirement.

Our Writing Economics guide is a great reference for students taking ECON 970, as well as for anyone doing any writing in economics (course paper, thesis, RAship, etc.).

Need help with Stata or R? See the Stata Canvas Page for more details!